RN to B.S. in Nursing

If you are interested in advancing your career in nursing, a bachelor’s degree is critical to your future success. In fact, many health care institutions now prefer to hire nurses with bachelor’s degrees.

The RN to B.S. degree completion option at Towson University can help you broaden your nursing practice skills and build a solid foundation for developing an area of specialization. You will gain the education you need to assume expanding nursing roles that require greater problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, both within health care institutions and the community. The RN to B.S. option builds on your previous learning and offers nursing courses that are designed to improve your professional nursing practice.

Nursing Application Deadlines

  • Spring Admission: August 15th
  • Fall Admission: January 15th

Applications will be accepted after the deadlines based on space availablity.

Eligibility and Screening

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50

    • Cumulative GPA includes all colleges/universities attended, not just your most recently attended school
  • Students must complete both the RN to B.S. application and the University Admissions Office application by the respective deadlines.

  • Prerequisite courses completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher prior to the start of the program:

    • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)

    • Nutrition for Health Professionals (3 credits)

    • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)

  • Completion of a state-approved diploma or associate’s degree nursing program
  • Active, unencumbered registered nurse license in Maryland or a compact state

Admission to the option is determined by the Towson University Department of Nursing. Acceptance and enrollment as a Towson University student is required to begin the option.

Application Process

  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions before submitting an application
  • Complete the online Application for Admission: Registered Nurse Degree Completion Option (RN to BS) .
    • There is a $50 application fee (non-refundable) required. You will be directed to payment after completion of the application.
    • Failure to submit payment will result in an incomplete application.
    • For any issues with the application or payment center, please contact
  • Submit official hard copy or electronic transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. All official transcripts must be received by University Admissions by the application deadline. Hard copy transcripts should be sent directly to:

     University Admissions
     Towson University
     8000 York Road
     Towson, MD 21252

Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to: .

Students submitting an RN to B.S. application but not enrolled at Towson University must also submit an Undergraduate Admissions application for the semester they wish to begin the nursing program. If admitted to the RN to B.S. degree completion  option, students must also complete their university enrollment through the Univesrity Admissions office. This includes submission of a Towson University enrollment contract and fee. For more information about applying to the university, visit the link below that pertains to you:

Note: Applicants must complete both a Towson University application and the Department of Nursing RN-BS application. Incomplete application packages will not be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make certain all required nursing application documents are submitted to the Department of Nursing Admissions office. Incomplete applications or those improperly filed are subject to cancellation.

Degree Completion Curriculum

Students will work closely with an academic adviser to follow a plan for success in completing the degree requirements. View more information about degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

More Information

For more information about this program, contact us.